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PI Top Picks out perform

Our Q216 Top Picks outperformed the S&P/TSX Small Cap Index, the S&P/TSX Venture Index, and the S&P/TSX Composite Index in the second quarter of 2016.

 

Term Life or Whole Life Insurance – Which is Right for You?

The decision to buy life insurance is one of the most important that we can make in our financial lives. It requires careful consideration of our needs, concerns, and priorities.

Saving Money Versus Paying Off Debt

First Quarter Market Review for 2015

In reviewing the first quarter of 2015, financial markets in Canada and around the world had mainly positive results, as factors such as the easy monetary policy in major developed economies and moderate global growth continued to support asset prices.

First Quarter Market Review for 2015

In reviewing the first quarter of 2015, financial markets in Canada and around the world had mainly positive results, as factors such as the easy monetary policy in major developed economies and moderate global growth continued to support asset prices.

Ready for Tax Season

Getting Ready for Tax Season

Important Dates:

March 2, 2015 – 2014 RRSP contribution deadline.

March 2, 2015 – T5 filing deadline CI Corporate Class dividends declared and paid in 2014 are reported on a T5 “Statement of Investment Income”

It's All About Oil

Economists are expecting low prices to continue to have a negative effect on the Canadian economy, corporate profits and unemployment.  The result, according to TD Bank: A forecast for subpar growth of just 2 per cent in 2015 and 2016 – unchanged from an earlier forecast – with the unemployment rate rising to 7 per cent by the end of this year and hovering there for some time.<

A Strong US Dollar could mean Opportunity

The U.S. dollar has been on its longest consecutive rally in nearly two decades. It began to rise relative to other major currencies after hitting a record low in August 2011. There are likely two reasons for this new strength. First, the U.S. economy is now growing faster than most other developed countries.

Saving Versus Paying Off Debt

The saving versus paying off debt is an age-old quandary that has plagued people since the advent of consumer debt. Pose this question to a group of financial planners and the responses will be split, roughly down the middle. While there might be as many advocates for savings as there would be for paying down debt, the broad consensus will likely be that it really depends on the situation.

The Yellen Fed - What to Expect

On Wednesday, January 29th, Ben Bernanke disclosed his final act as the Fed Chairman as he announced a taper of liquidity from $85B to $75B, with an additional reduction of $10B beginning in early February. On February 1st, 2014 - Janet Yellen will take the seat as the first female Fed Chair.

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